France Rugby will be looking to register their first win in five matches when they host a resurgent South African side in their first Autumn test. This game will be played on Saturday 10th Nov. 2018 at the Stade de France, Paris. France will be eager to rectify their loss to the Boks last year and they will need to be at their brilliant best to topple the South African outfit. Springboks are coming from a second place finish in the Rugby Championship. They were able to beat every participating team once for their three wins in six matches. Here the entire discussion contains South Africa v France Rugby November Test Score Prediction, Preview.
Springboks at Les Bleus Rugby Schedule, Kickoff Time and Where To Watch
The Boks ended the competition on a defensive high and they will be eager to build on their defense chemistry during the November tests. They will fancy their chances when they face a French side that is inferior to them in match fitness. France Rugby will be looking to put aside their losses to All Blacks Rugby and Wales before they went for a summer break. Let’s have a look at the schedule at a glance.
- What: South Africa v France Rugby November Test
- When: Saturday, 10th of November 2018
- Where: Stade de France, Paris
- Kickoff: 19:45 GMT
- Referee: Nigel Owens (Wales)
- Assistant Referees: Matthew Carley and Tom Foley from England
- Television Match Official (TMO): Rowan Kitt (England)
What happened in the Previous Match of Les Bleus France Rugby?
In their previous game, France lost 49-14 to the Kiwis. The Kiwis were rampant through Ben Smith, Matt Todd, and three tries from Rieko Loane. McKenzie grabbed tries and converted all 7 attempts with the boot for 45 points. On the other hand, Les Bleus got consolation tries via Fofana and Serin while Belleau converted both for their 14 final points.
FF Rugby Line-Up v The Springbok
- U. Atonio, M. Babillot, B. Cyril, M. Bastareaud, A. Belleau, B. Eddy Arous, H. Bonneval, P. Bourgarit, C. Judicael, C. Chat, D. Geoffrey, G. Fickou, W. Fofana, P. Gabrillagues, G. Killian, G. Cedate, K. Gourdon, R. Grosso, F. Lambey, R. Lamerat, L. Alexandre, Le Roux, Maestri, M. Medard, M. Parra, A. Pelissie, J. Plisson, D. Priso, S. Fabien, S. Baptiste, R. Slimani, and T. Thomas
Both Sides Key Players
Rassie Erasmus and Jacques Brunel both have decorated their teams for South Africa v France Rugby November Test with full of committed rookies. The key players of both teams are as follows.
- Les Bleus Rugby
J. Plisson was consisted in Kicking over the June Tests while Cedate, Fofana, and Serin were impressive. They will be worth watching when they lineup against the Boks.
- South Africa Springboks Rugby
In the Rugby Championship, Pollard and Dyantyi were prolific and S. Kolisi kept the team together all through the tournament. The trio will be worth watching for their consistency when they kick off their autumn tests ahead of the Rugby WC later next year.
Springboks Rugby Last Match
In their last game, the Boks narrowly lost 30-32 to New Zealand. The South Africa Rugby scored three tries as compared to the Kiwis’ four while. They also scored three conversions and 3 penalties as compared to New Zealand’s three conversions and two penalties. The Springboks scored their tries via Kriel, de Allende, and Kolbe while Pollard was clinical with the boot.
South African Rugby Squad
- Lukhanyo, Brink, Cronje, de Allende, F. de Klerk, du Preez, Pieter-Steph, D. T. Thomas, Dyantyi, A. Esterhuizen, E. Etzebeth, Jantjies, S. Kitshoff, V. Koch, C. Kolbe, S. Kolisi, J.Kriel, Le Roux, F. Malherbe, M. Makazole, Mbonambi, Mostert, Marx, Pollard, Whiteley, Willemse, Van Zyl, and E. Papier
South Africa v France Rugby November Test Score Prediction
The French outfit has won only twice in their past six games. They have lost four matches in a row with their last win coming on the 10th of March against England. Worth mentioning is that of those four matches, 3 were against the reigning world champions, New Zealand, while the other match was against Wales. Meanwhile, The Boks have won three times out of their past six outings. They have also won two out of the last three, with one of those being an impressive win over New Zealand away from home. In their h2h meetings, France has averaged 14.79 points per game while the Boks have an average of 21.16 per game.
Pick: France 21-37 South Africa.
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